BIOL 209 Embryology


A study of the reproductive processes leading to fertilization of an egg, and the morphological changes that occur in animal embryonic development from fertilization to birth. This anatomically-based course will focus on the development of the major organ systems and body plan of vertebrates, including comparisons of developmental patterns among vertebrates and understanding what happens when the patterns are disrupted to produce birth defects. Class meetings will be predominantly lecture with some laboratory work. (Course normally offered every two to three years.)